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Bert Bates
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I just made this up:

"Willing to do almost anything to get clean, the shower whores sold rustic citrus."

Bonus points for two or more anagrams in a sentence:

4 letter anagrams are acceptable, but lame
5 letters okay,
6 letters earn bonus points, and
7 letters or more earn triple bonus points.

No fair using automated anagram generators - think these up by yourselves ranchers!


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marc weber
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I'm working on this, but I still have 6 letters left over.

Why is such an engrossing world tattoo artist collecting wool detritus?

This leaves letters e, e, h, h, l, and m (which could form words "he" and "helm").

Is this what you had in mind? Or am I over-scrambling?


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Bert Bates
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oops - i guess my instructions pretty much sucked - sorry Marc!

I didn't mean to make the whole sentence an anagram, I just had a couple of sets of anagrammed words in the sentence...

But I suppose we could try to anagram the whole darned thing... hmmm... I'd say your way would earn even more bonus points
Henry Wong
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Originally posted by Bert Bates:
oops - i guess my instructions pretty much sucked - sorry Marc!


I pretty much interpreted the same thing, and got nowhere. Using all the letters to form another sentence is much much much harder than using 7 letters from the sentence to form anagram word... ... which actually, is incredibly easy. A litte too easy. Or are you referring to anagrams of the words in the sentence?

Henry


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Bert Bates
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I claim jetlag as the reason for my lack of communication skills

Okay, I just found a couple sets of single word anagrams and threw them into a sentence. So the puzzle is really just about finding single word anagrams. Hence the discussion of how finding a 4 letter anagram is less interesting than finding anagrams in longer words.
Bert Bates
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Okay,

Triple extra master points if you can anagram the whole sentence AND include new pair(s) of anagrammed words within the anagrammed sentence.
marc weber
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Originally posted by Bert Bates:
... Triple extra master points if you can anagram the whole sentence...

Including the correct number of spaces and punctuation?
Eric Pascarello
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I saw a GANDER in a GARDEN that had a DANGER sign whose messages RANGED from smallest to biggest.

That was one bad sentence. lol

Eric
[ November 18, 2008: Message edited by: Eric Pascarello ]
Bert Bates
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ewwwwww! I like it! A rare "quad"

Although a little lame, I offer in response:

To recap, we had a caper with a pacer.
 
 
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